Thursday, September 28, 2006

A Thursday in Autumn

On our walks, we notice how the leaves are shifting the deer scatter corn on the trail in their busy preparations for the colder weather...the soil underfoot blackens with the compost of the early fallen leaves. The lavender beds have wilted and the wildflowers send off sparking final blossoms. Butterflies litter the ground like confetti...their bodies thin paper husks...reminders of the season and of our own impermanence.

Are you aware
that Autumn has arrived?
Meadow butterfly

--Issa, 1814--



Blogger bb said...

exquisite mournful pictures, delia.
yes, autumn is coming (though it is still unseasonably warm here...)

2:56 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

it is so beautiful yet in a very sorrow filled way...

4:20 PM  
Blogger wendylou who? said...

so imply beautifully sad.

6:16 PM  
Blogger chandra said...

Georgia came to me thru my comments on her friends blog...and i come to you thru your comment on Georgias blog.You write beautifully.....'reminds us of our impermanence'..i have been pondering over these words for hours!i hope to read your book wen its 'paint' with words, i with colours. come, lets meet at my place:

warm wishes and a hug


1:58 PM  
Blogger Sacred Suzie said...

Lovely, I know in some ways it's kind of morbid to be happy in autumn, the season of letting go to old life but for me it's incredibly liberating and freeing. Stunning post, as usual.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I have never seen a butterfly like that. How sad, and how beautiful it is, too.


9:01 PM  
Blogger Anil P said...

Only change is permanent, while the 'changed' litter the forest floor.

5:42 AM  
Blogger acumamakiki said...

I didn't realize that butterflies die like that; there is something so incredibly sad and yet liberating about their short life.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Madeleine said...

beautiful photo and words which accompany them.
the impermanence of us all is a very sobering thought, and yet fills me with inspiration to make the best of it all....

5:37 PM  
Blogger January said...

Beautiful photos. The end of summer always makes me sad, no matter how beautiful the fall landscape.

6:33 AM  

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